One of the big problems with relying on missiles is that sometimes they do not work. Phantom pilots found this out early in the war. The problems with the missiles were eventually fixed but you can’t fix stupid - as in building a fighter plane w/o a gun.
posted on 02/24/2012 8:33:42 AM PST
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Honest Question: When was the last air to air shoot down with guns?
posted on 02/24/2012 8:49:35 AM PST
by Rev DMV
you cant fix stupid - as in building a fighter plane w/o a gun.
Sometimes a fighter is tasked for a different mission. The F-35 is a multi role aircraft. If the Navy and Marine Corps think they might have missions where they want to dismount the gun that is their business. If you have something to counter that besides 40 year old anicdotes perhaps you should go explain to them they are wrong.
posted on 02/24/2012 10:48:56 AM PST
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